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April NYC
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Still digging through the past.

I have been getting rid of more stuff. I had a pretty nifty flight attendant bag, vintage 1970s. I bought it in Tokyo in 1988 at a thrift shop in the suburbs. I had it full of extra wires from appliances I no longer have, speaker wires, RCA jacks, telephone cords. My husband was cleaning the closet and it just had to go. It was worse for wear and it would be hard to get it looking spiffy again. Buh bye.

We have a couple of large plastic tote bags. We put things in them for donating… Continue

Posted on December 7, 2009 at 9:40pm

percussion a go go!

I used to be in an all girl percussion band, long ago. Here are some of the things I just gave to a friend who has a recording studio. I actually made the gourd shekere myself. I took a workshop and cleaned, cut, scooped out and beaded the shekere at Fareta Dance Studio in NYC.

Posted on August 29, 2009 at 5:59pm

Everything must go-go!

I have a lot of memories attached to my clutter. I think it would be cathartic to photograph what goes out of my life. Then I'll record where the item is going, the trash, the thrift shop, yard sale or passed on to someone else.

I am an artist, photographer and professional graphic designer. I sew and crochet things I have designed myself. All of this activity has a wide wake that I'm ready to deal with.

Why document this activity? Many things have stories and I may have kept them… Continue

Posted on August 29, 2009 at 11:12am

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